Addressing the flashpoint topic of bullying, Vancouver Opera’s production of Stickboy aims to take opera back to its roots as a place for discussion and realization. Composed by Neil Weisensel with libretto by spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan, Stickboy is a courageous and visually stunning opera, which explores the inner life of a young boy transformed by bullying. To promote the show to a younger audience, Vancouver Opera and DDB Canada have created a powerful street art initiative.
Stickboy Animations and Illustrations used in video: Giant Ant
Outdoor advertisement created by DDB, Canada for Vancouver Opera, within the category: Recreation, Leisure.
Chief Creative Officer: Cosmo Campbell
Executive Creative Directors: Cosmo Campbell, Dean Lee
Associate Creative Director: Daryl Gardiner
Copywriter: Geoff Vreeken
Art Director: Daryl Gardiner
Agency Producer: Erica Jonsson
Account Director: Amanda Downs
Strategist: Marty Yaskowich
Mural Artists: Ben Tour, Chairman Ting, Nick Gregson, Ola Vola
Video Production: Salazar Films
Video Project Management: Field Trip